Call for Expressions of Interest to Join the IES Advisory Council

Tuesday 24 January 2017
Located in Senate House, Russell Square, the Institute of English Studies (IES) is one of the nine specialist Institutes that comprise the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS). Specialising in the humanities with core funding from the Higher Education Funding Council, the School has a mission to sustain research in its component disciplines, facilitate humanities research nationally, act as a centre for the humanities worldwide, and support, supervise and train postgraduates.

IES Director to Speak at Symposium - 'Literature, Writing and the Creative Economy: New Directions?'

Monday 23 January 2017
This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers, writers and practitioners to explore the changing role of literature, writing and writers in the dynamic context of the creative industries and creative economy.  The event starts from the premise that while ‘Publishing’ has formal recognition as an important sub-sector of the UK creative industries, there remains significant variety in the ways in which the book and publishing industries are organised  - including how literature and other forms of writing are actually produced, distributed and consumed, in di

Senior Research Fellow Establishes Willison Foundation Charitable Trust

Thursday 19 January 2017
The Willison Foundation Charitable Trust (Reg. Charity No 1170782) was registered by the Charity Commission for England and Wales on 15 Dec. 2016. It is being established through the generosity and focus of Mr Ian Willison CBE, a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies. He will be actively involved in the work of the Board of Trustees.

Dr Elizabeth Savage Receives Wolfgang Ratjen Award

Friday 13 January 2017
  Dr Elizabeth Savage, Lecturer and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Book History and Communications, Institute of English Studies, has been awarded the Wolfgang Ratjen Award for distinguished research in the field of graphic arts. It is the major early-career research prize for the study of prints and drawings.

IES Closure 24 December - 2 January (inclusive)

Friday 23 December 2016
The Institute of English Studies will close from 24 December - 2 January (inclusive). We will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.  Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

New Hires at the Institute of English Studies

Thursday 20 October 2016
The Institute of English Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of two new full-time academic members of staff. Dr Andrew Nash will join as Reader in Book History and Communications from 1 January 2016. Dr Nash joins the IES from the University of Reading, where he is currently Head of the Department of English Literature. Dr Elizabeth Savage will join as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Book History and Communications from 1 November 2016. Read an interview with Dr Savage here . 

IES Fellow Prof Sir Brian Vickers Visits Shakespeare Folio Exhibition at Blackburn Museum

Wednesday 24 August 2016
IES Senior Research Fellow Professor Sir Brian Vickers visited the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery in July, in celebration of their exhibition of all four Shakespeare folios. The Museum created a short video about Sir Brian's visit: The Institute of English Studies and the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery are engaged in a multi-year academic partnership to further engagement with the Museum and development of the Museum's collections. 

IES Appoints Dr Cynthia Johnston to Lectureship

Tuesday 12 July 2016
The Institute of English Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Cynthia Johnston to an 0.5FTE Lectureship in the History of the Book with effect from 1 July 2016. The post will be for two years in the first instance. Dr Johnston will continue her duties as coordinator and course tutor for the MA in the History of the Book, a role in which she has excelled. She will also contribute through her research, postgraduate supervision and external engagements, which will enhance the Institute's distinctive provision in book history.

Cancelled: Lecture by Professor Barbier (28 June)

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Due to industrial action on the French railways, the lecture to be delivered by Professor Frédéric Barbier at Senate House, University of London this evening (28 June) has had to be cancelled. Our apologies all those involved, and to all those who had intended to attend the lecture.

Are the ‘gatekeepers’ becoming censors? SRF William St Clair writes on the LSE Impact blog...

Monday 16 May 2016
Senior Research Fellow William St Clair asks 'Are the ‘gatekeepers’ becoming censors?' in a post on the London School of Economics Impact blog. To read the post, click the link below: Note: The opinions on the blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the IES, SAS, or the University of London.